New on Netflix UK: August 2015

New on Netflix UK: August 2015

Kick-Ass 2 comes to Netflix in August

Highlights include Narcos, Spellbound and The Grandmaster

Drug war drama, Narcos comes to Netflix on 28 August. This ten-part series charts the rise of the Medellin Cartel and Pablo Escobar in the 1980s. Its creator José Padilha has good form with violent and visceral action as seen in his Elite Squad films. Despite his glossy reboot of RoboCop being a bit disappointing, this looks promising.

For fans of ultra-violence and grossly distasteful films, Kick-Ass 2 hits Netflix on 9 August. Jim Carrey, who appears as Colonel Stars and Stripes, famously disowned the film after ‘a change in my heart’.

If you’re after something more enriching and heart-warming look no further than Spellbound, a documentary that follows a group of schoolkids on their journey through the 1999 US National Spelling Bee competition. Jeffrey Blitz’s film truly embraces the outsider spirit of the smart hard-working kids trying to make a better future for themselves. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll root for them all.

1 August
Antarctic Edge: 70º South
Dior and I
The Grandmaster
I Dream of Wires
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Adam Swartz
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Son of God
Utopia: Season 1
Vexed Season 1 and 2

2 August
Gotham: Season 1
World’s Fattest Man

3 August
Chronic-Con – Episode 420: A New Dope

4 August
I Dream Of Wires

6 August
Project MC²
Space Station 76

7 August
Club de Cuervos
A Goofy Movie
Motivation 2: Chris Cole Story

9 August
The Best of Me
Kick-Ass 2

12 August
Sleeping with the Enemy
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle

13 August
The Central Park Five
Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Rewrite

14 August
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Demetri Martin: Live (at the time)
Ever After High

15 August
Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional
How to Sell a Banksy
Heidi: Season 1

16 August
The Babadook
The Long Riders
Love, Rosie
The November Man

17 August
It's All Gone Pete Tong

19 August
Are We There Yet?
Force 10 From Navarone
Hard Time
The Legend of Billie Jean
The Mountain Men

20 August
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

23 August
Last Passenger

26 August
The Beast Within
From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 2 (new episodes available weekly from 26 August)
Lost Junction
My Little Pony: Friends Are Never Far Away
Peter Pan (2003)
Twelve Angry Men
Wuthering Heights (1970)

28 August
The American Haunting
Man of the House

*check back throughout the month as we add more titles

See what was new on Netflix in July

Still available
If you’ve been away on holiday and separated from your laptop for a few weeks, here are some of the highlights from Netflix's June and July releases:

Orange is the New Black Season 3
BoJack Horseman Season 2
Sense8 Season 1
Obvious Child
The Manchurian Candidate
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Season 1 (released Fri 31 Jul)

September and beyond
Already desperate to know more about the next set of Netflix releases to satisfy your binge-watching urges? Well, the next few months will showcase the streaming service’s increased interest in original films, with drama Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba set for release on Fri 14 Oct, while Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six will arrive on Fri 11 Dec. Keep an eye out too for the hotly anticipated sequel, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, currently tipped for release in March 2016. Plus, fans of the ruthless Underwoods can relax in the knowledge that the Emmy-nominated political thriller, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, House of Cards will return to Netflix early next year with its fourth season.